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LG to unveil 88-inch 8K OLED display at CES 2018

02 January 2018

CES 2018 is just days away and that must be why LG is kicking its publicity efforts into high gear with some genuinely jaw-dropping new technology like their latest experimental 8K OLED TV.

While it is more a tech demo unit rather than a consumer product at present, the 88-incher shows what is capable with OLED technology and how it can be utilised in future, when 8K content becomes more readily available.

The product has 33 million pixels (7680 × 4320 pixels), 16 times the resolution of a full HD display (1920 × 1080) and quadruple that of a UHD display (3840 × 2160).

In a statement, In-Byung Kang, executive vice president and chief technology officer at LG Display, said: "The successful development of the world's first 8K OLED display is a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED".

The upside is that, while LCD panels have extra weight thanks to the backlighting units, the OLED equivalent is far lighter.

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The panel is the largest and highest-resolution OLED panel on the market and is a big upgrade over the manufacturer's 77-inch 4K OLED display. The company has claimed that its QLED TVs are better than OLED TVs.

LG Display is now the sole large-size OLED display maker in the world. Now we have curved screens, 4K resolutions, multiple HDR standards, and quantum or nano particles.

Furthermore, the price of LG 8K OLED TV, though not officially announced, will sure not come cheap. LG's 77-inch TV costs a whopping $20,000.

Notably, from previous reports, we have heard that LG Display has made huge investments to ensure its supremacy in the market by ramping up OLED production capacity.

Part of this includes the construction of a new OLED plant outside of Korea for the first time - in China's Guangzhou city, no less, and this was recently approved by the South Korean government. LG's 8K TV will be a show of strength at CES 2018 as the company competes against the likes of Samsung and Panasonic, among others.

LG to unveil 88-inch 8K OLED display at CES 2018